Dean Martin – The Dean Martin Christmas Album (1966/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:24:22 minutes | 514 MB | Genre: Pop,Holiday, Christmas
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | @ Reprise Records
Mastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios from the best analog source available. This download version of 1966’s “The Dean Martin Chirstmas Album” is full of great songs. A devoted family man (despite his playboy image), Dino always adored Christmas. He was no doubt feeling nostalgic as he sang these, and you will, too, as you hear the King of Cool deliver “Silver Bells,” “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells,” “White Christmas,” “Blue Christmas” and more!
The Dean Martin Christmas Album is a 1966 studio album by Dean Martin arranged by Ernie Freeman and Bill Justis. This was Martin’s only album of Christmas music released on Reprise Records (his only other Christmas album, A Winter Romance, having been released in 1959 on Capitol Records). It was reissued on CD by Hip-O Records in 2008, retitled A Very Cool Christmas.
Ricci James Martin, Martin’s son, wrote in a biography of his father that The Dean Martin Christmas Album was the only one of his father’s albums that was played in the Martin household, his parents seldom listening to Dean Martin’s music. This was the fourth of five albums Martin released in 1966. Billboard magazine reported in its December 3, 1966 issue that The Dean Martin Christmas Album was on top of its “Best Bets for Christmas” chart.
The release of The Dean Martin Christmas Album in October and The Dean Martin TV Show in November 1966 were accompanied by what Billboard described as a “merchandising avalanche” by Reprise Records and their parent company Warner Music. Billboard described Martin as running the “hottest streak of his career”, and said that Reprise planned to sell $4 million of his records over the Christmas sales period. Billboard later reported that Martin had sold 850,000 albums in December 1966. –Wikipedia
1 White Christmas 02:52
2 Jingle Bells 02:18
3 I’ll Be Home for Christmas 02:28
4 Blue Christmas 02:14
5 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! 01:55
6 A Marshmallow World 02:40
7 Silver Bells 02:22
8 Winter Wonderland 02:07
9 The Things We Did Last Summer 02:41
10 Silent Night 02:45
Dean Martin – vocals
Bill Justis, Ernie Freeman – arranger, conductor